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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

RIP Geri Allen


Geri Allen, legendary American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, educator and bandleader, died on Tuesday, June 27, aged 60.

I don't think I ever heard Geri Allen live I'm sure I'd have remembered if I had - such was her reputation. and her standing in the jazz world.
However, I will try and YouTube what I missed. In the meantime, the obituary below covers her life comprehensively and more effectively than I could.
May she rest in peace.
Lance.

1 comment :

Steve T said...

Can't believe it. I saw her in London with Terri Lynne Carrington and David Murray just last nov, and a couple of years before that, also in London, with TLC and Esperanza Spalding. Both were great but the all lady trio was spectacular.

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